Welcome to Autism Eats
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January 24, 2017 - Harbor Fire Bar and Grill, Marshfield, MA
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Providing autism-friendly non-judgmental environments for family dining, socializing and connecting with others who share similar joys and challenges.
Going to a family restaurant should be an enjoyable experience. A time to relax, enjoy good food and spend time with your family. Let someone else do the cooking and cleaning.
Unfortunately, for those of us who have a child with autism dining out can be anxiety provoking and stressful. As parents, we may feel that "all eyes are on us" when our kids exhibit certain behaviors, have outbursts or refuse to sit still. Other diners may be disturbed and the well intentioned wait staff doesn't really know the best way to help out.
Many of us decide it is just not worth the effort and that is unfortunate.
We created Autism Eats to bring the fun back to eating out.
Our dinner parties are held in private rooms of restaurants or function facilities. Food is served buffet or family style so there is no waiting. Music and lighting are adjusted to accommodate those with sensory sensitivity. These are family dinners and all attending have a loved one on the spectrum so there is no need to apologize, explain or feel uncomfortable. It is an opportunity to enjoy a night out and socialize with others who have many of the same joys and challenges in common.
Autism Eats provides autism-friendly non-judgmental environments for family dining, socializing and connecting with others who share similar joys and challenges.
In The Press
Local couple hosts 'Autism Eats' events to offer families support, comfort- Nov 18, 2016 - Victorville Daily Press
Autism Eats comes to Springfield, Illinois- Nov 11, 2016 - Fox Illinois
For families with autism, a stress-free night out- Nov 9, 2016- The News Gazette
Springfield restaurant hosting low-stress dinner for families of autistic children- Nov 7, 2016- Springfield State Journal-Register
'Autism Eats' ensures every family enjoys a meal out - Oct 26, 2016 - www.wfmz.com
Autism Eats designs Riverview dining event for families - August 25, 2016 - Tampa Bay Times
Autism Eats in Emmaus: Dining out without stress - July 11, 2016 - The Morning Call, Lehigh Valley PA
Restaurant event for autism families draws a crowd - June 30, 2016 - The Grafton News, Grafton, MA
Autism-Friendly Dinner Club for Families - January 25, 2016 - yahoo.com/parenting
Dad Starts Autism-Friendly Dinner Club for Families - January 8, 2016 - The Mighty.com
Autism Eats supper club offers comfort, community - Boston Globe - December 21, 2015
Andover restaurant hosts dinner for families with autistic kids - The Andover Townsman - November 30, 2015
Certify Your Restaurant
Autism Eats will provide comprehensive Autism awareness training to your management and staff.
Autism Eats certification will allow you to better serve this growing population and their families.
Training and certification elements include:
- What is Autism?
- How to serve an Autism family
- Autism friendly foods
- Sensory/environmental analysis of your restaurant(s)
- Legal rights and obligations
- Public relations
- Autism Eats certification and logo for PR and marketing use
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